Too Faced – Eye Shadow Collection (Chocolate Bar)

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Online Description:

What it is:
A sweetly tempting array of 16 matte and shimmer shadows scented with real chocolate.

What it does:
This beautiful assortment of chocolate-inspired shades were formulated using real cocoa powder. Encased in a playful chocolate bar tin, the rich selection of the perfect browns, neutrals, and little pops of color appeal to every candy lover.

This set contains:
– 0.03 oz/ 0.85 g x 14 Eyeshadows
– 0.1 oz/ 2.8 g x 2 Eyeshadows
– How To Glamour Guide

What else you need to know:
Too Faced Co-founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino learned of the healing properties of cocoa while getting a chocolate facial in Maui. With Chocolate Bar he created a first-of-its-kind palette that combines the healing benefits of chocolate with richly pigmented, velvety smooth shadows. Chocolate has been used for centuries for its soothing properties and to protect, condition, and heal skin that has been damaged by sun and wind. Studies have shown that the scent of cocoa powder can increase memory and brain power.

Suggested Usage:
-Try a neutral smoky eye instead of blacks and grays for a sultry look for day or night using these perfectly selected, chocolatey shades.
-Apply your favorite shades on lid, crease, or as a powder liner on top and bottom lash line for endless possibilities!

TF Tip: Add extra dimension to your eyes by layering a shimmer eye shadow over the lid and to the inner corners.

 

My Thoughts:

This was the first Too Faced product I’ve ever owned and I haven’t looked back since! I am OBSESSED with not only the (mostly) neutral color scheme, but also the yummy chocolate smell! I do have friends who actually loathe chocolate and that’s what keeps them from buying this, despite their affection for the many quality benefits of this, so it’s to each their own. From the scent to the packaging, this palette is worth the investment, ESPECIALLY when if you manage to snag it during the rare occasions the brand has it on sale. I love when the company adds look books with the product making it great for people, like me, that are either too lazy or are in a rush and need a look already planned out. These little tutorials not only helped further my makeup skills, but also saved my hiney on days that I was running late for work and needed to put on something work-appropriate quickly (Yes, I was required to wear makeup at work to maintain professionalism). All these colors create the perfect assortment from light, neutral “work appropriate” looks to darker, smoky, going-out looks while still retaining a “natural” feel to it. I hate that the company doesn’t sell individual shadows for replacement once I hit pan on a shade, which does lose kudos points for them in my book, and hopefully one day soon, they’ll change that. It would be way better for customers if they didn’t have to purchase an entirely new palette just because they already ran out of 1 or 2 colors before the rest. Situations like that just influence me to find a color dupe in the Sephora Collection line and use that in substitute of the used-up color. The main competitor for this would be Urban Decay with their Naked palettes and for only $5 more, you get a makeup brush, but no how-to guide. Both palettes have mirrors and eyeshadows with phenomenal quality. This was the second luxury product and 1st Too Faced product and palette I have ever purchased and I’m so glad I did! This specific palette isn’t my original one because my car got broken into a couple years ago and this was in the one of the bags that was stolen and I had to wait a bit before I could afford to replace it. Being a full-time student and full-time employee didn’t make for much money left over for makeup, you know?

Performance/Wear:                          ★/5

Most of these colors are pretty pigmented, but there are a few that just don’t cut it, which bums me out because I love this palette so much and then those few fall short of that. When used with the Too Faced – Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer, these colors not only blend beautifully like creamy powder, but the pigment lasts throughout the day without fading or creasing. Honestly, you can use it with any eyeshadow primer (I normally use UD’s or this for any of my looks) and it still will look great, but using it with the eye shadow primer that is formulated to work best with this will give you a guaranteed-great look. The primer helps catch the pigment and hold it all day, while if you used it without any primer, the colors would still blend well and look great, but you can see a bit of fading at the end of the day. The 2 colors that don’t show up well are Strawberry Bon Bon and Candied Violet and the only trick I’ve found that makes them show up and stay visible for the most part is initially applying the shadow dry on top of the primer, letting that dry and then applying a layer of the shadow dry over it. With that being said, those colors need to be applied last to be able to achieve visibility without undoing that by blending another color around it. Every time I open this palette, the smell alone makes me excited to use it and the color scheme makes it one of my most used palettes since I prefer a natural look on myself most of the time. Most of the time, I like to keep each eye look’s colors within the same palette, but on the days I mix it up with other brands with varying formulas, these shadows work just as well. Another thing I love about these eye shadows is that a lot of the colors can be multipurpose meaning they can double as bronzers, brow powders, and face luminizers as well as eye shadows.

Here’s Row 1 of the colors swatched on paper, then on my skin both dry and wet:

(In order from left to right: Gilded Ginache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, and Triple Fudge)

Here’s Row 2 of the colors swatched on paper, then on my skin both dry and wet:

(In order from left to right: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, and Amaretto)

Here’s Row 3 of the colors swatched on paper, then on my skin both dry and wet:

(In order from left to right: Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle)

Shades include:

Matte (6):

  • Milk Chocolate (muted brown matte): This color does so much justice to its namesake. It is the most used matte in this palette because it works the best with every complexion I’ve had sit in my chair. It works well as not only a transition color or a color to add depth to lash lines and darker eye looks, but it can also be used as a brow powder and a bronzer if need be.

Milk Chocolate

  • White Chocolate (creamy beige matte): I use this color the most to set the eyeshadow primer, which creates a opaque, light base that helps the colors not only blend better over this, but the pigments are more pronounced as well. I also like to use this from my lashes to brow, then using Salted Caramel in my crease for the perfect “no makeup” look on me

White Chocolate

  • Triple Fudge (deep grey brown): This color is so dark, it almost looks black when I apply it to my eyes, making my already super dark brown eyes look even darker which isn’t a flattering look for me. Instead, I use this minimally to add depth to either my lashes or to set my liquid liner. This can also be used as a brow powder is you’re in a pinch.

Triple Fudge

  • Salted Caramel (soft fawn matte): Just like White Chocolate, this is frequently used and I love that this is the perfect transition color for this entire palette. Can also be used as a brow powder or light bronzer when you’re in a pinch

Salted Caramel

  • Semi-Sweet (medium brown matte): Beautiful transition color for darker looks like smoky eyes, for example. I like to use this as a crease color over using Milk Chocolate as a transition color. This can also work as a brow powder or a bronzer when you’re in a pinch.

Semi-Sweet

  • Strawberry Bon Bon (soft pale pink matte): My least favorite color out of this palette mostly because it doesn’t seem to fit the theme and because it’s not pigmented once I apply it to my eye.

Strawberry Bon Bon

 

Matte with Fine Glitter (3):

  • Gilded Ganche (dark espresso with gold sparkle): Great for adding depth to any eye look whether it be just the lash line or taking your look from daytime to nighttime.

Gilded Ganache

  • Black Forest Truffle (plum chocolate with golden sparkle): Looks a lot like Amaretto with glitter instead of shimmer in my opinion. The glitter isn’t fine, so expect some fallout, but more importantly a dramatic pop of color to your look.

Black Forest Truffle

  • Cherry Cordial (deep plum brown with purple sparkle): I initially thought I wouldn’t like this color because I was really only comfortable with neutral colors at the time, but after pushing myself out of my makeup comfort zone, I came to really like this color. It works so well and complimentary to all the other colors in this palette and it is one of the colors that surprisingly makes the brown in my eyes more noticeable, instead of making them look smaller and darker.

Cherry Cordial

 

Pearl with Fine Glitter (1):

  • Candied Violet (deep plum brown with purple sparkle): second most useless shadow in this palette. Upon swatching, this color seems gorgeous, but when I start blending it out on my eye, the color just fades away wasting time and causing a bit of frustration.

Candied Violet

 

Metallic (6):

  • Marzipan (rose gold pearl): one of the most eye-catching colors in this palette due to it not only being such a light color, but also because of how shimmery the color is. This adds a gorgeous, glam pop to any eye look

Marzipan

  • Amaretto (deep pinky bronze): Looks like Black Forest Truffle, but with shimmer instead of the glitter in the other shadow. Works well worn alone, but looks better applied over a darker, matte shadow.

Amaretto

  • Hazelnut (rich bronze): My FAVORITE and most used shimmer out of this palette! It’s a darker shimmer, but not so dark that it wouldn’t suit a daytime look.

Hazelnut

  • Crème Brulee (antique gold peal): Reminds me of Urban Decay’s eyeshadow in Half Baked, which is coincidentally also in UD’s neutral-themed palette. Works with any shadow in this palette and is INCREDIBLY pigmented.

Creme Brulee

  • Haute Chocolate (medium bronze brown): looks like Semi-Sweet, but with shimmer in it. Works well alone, but creates more dimension when applied over Semi-Sweet and this is great for applying on the lash line for thicker looking lashes.

Haute Chocolate

  • Champagne Truffle (ballet slipper pink pearl): The perfect highlight for any eye look. It looks wonderful on any complexion, and adds just the right amount of flair and pop to any eye look. You can also use this as a face luminizer when you’re in a pinch!

Champagne Truffle

Price:                                                   ★/5

Worth every single penny! The quality and long-lasting wear from this make it so worth it! The gorgeous packaging and design along with the delicious cocoa scent are awesome bonuses for me.

Packaging:                                          ★/5

The color assortment suits the theme perfectly, especially for the first palette they released in this line. I like the metal material used for the packaging, which gives it a sturdier feel. The downside to the packaging is that the magnet that closes the palette isn’t very strong so this needs to be held closed when in a bag for traveling. I love that they have a mirror inside it, but I dislike how the names of each color are only on the plastic film that covers them. If you lose the plastic film, you’re out of luck for ever knowing what color you’re using unless you want to go online each time to search for the colors. Obviously, Strawberry Bon Bon and Candied Violet are the ones that stick out like sore thumbs from the rest of the color scheme and I’ve kind of noticed that the company will do that with each of the palettes in this collection. Ironically, those are the 2 colors that don’t show up very well, despite the numerous tricks I’ve tried to counteract that. Can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that Too Faced actually packaged this to look like an actual chocolate bar?! That is dedication, my friends! I find that such a cute, quirky, loveable, and chic way of designing this and I gotta respect their loyalty to the namesake. Some companies will make products with a theme in mind and only have either the formula, colors, or packaging related to it making the overall quality fall short, but that this little tin of heaven!

Ingredients:

-Cocoa Extract: Provides antioxidant benefits and aids to reduce inflammation in skin.

Cherry Cordial, Crème Brulee, Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, Triple Fudge, White Chocolate:
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Boron Nitride. May Contain(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Amaretto, Black Forest Truffle, Champagne Truffle, Haute Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon:
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).

Candied Violet, Gilded Ganache, Marzipan:
Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide , Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bronze Powder (CI 77400).

Pros:

  • Velvety formula
  • Pigmented colors (mostly)
  • Adorable packaging
  • Smells like chocolate
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Universally-flattering color scheme
  • Mirror inside
  • Looks last all day
  • Works well with other primer formulas
  • Works well with other eyeshadow formulas

Cons:

  • Weak magnet makes it unreliable for travel unless you use something to hold it closed
  • A couple colors don’t show up well

Texture:                                  Pressed Powders

Scent:                                      Chocolate

Recommend?                         Yes

Repurchase?                           Yes

Retail:                                     $49.00

Size:                                         – 0.03 oz/ 0.85 g x 14 Eyeshadows in Gilded Ganache, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial
– 0.1 oz/ 2.8 g x 2 Eyeshadows in White Chocolate, Champagne Truffle

How-To Guide:

  • Haute Cocoa Look
  • Milk Chocolate Look
  • Semi-Sweet Look

Want to try this for yourself?

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

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